AUBURN, Ala. - After resetting her own school record in the afternoon's 100 back prelims, junior Lauren Hines turned in a 16th place overall finish in Friday's finals to earn honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championship in Auburn, Ala. With her finish, she becomes the third Spider in program history to earn All-America distinction at Nationals.
Hines clocked a 53.20 to place eighth in consols and 16th overall on Friday at the Tigers' James E. Martin Aquatics Center. The Roanoke, Va., product finished fourth in her prelims heat on Friday afternoon with a time of 52.59 to reset her own school record in the event (52.76) previously established at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier will also compete in the 200 back prelims on Saturday after turning in a school-record and "B" qualifying time of 1:56.81 at February's A-10 Championship.
Hines joins an elite group in Spider alumni Lauren Beaudreau, Katie Sieben and Jessica Witt who also qualified for the NCAA Championship during Barany's tenure, bringing the total to six Spiders representing the program on the national stage. She follows in the footsteps of Witt and former Spider Brooke Boncher in becoming the third swimmer in school history to earn All-America honors.
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